Should I have stopped buying pens in November 2016? Thoughts on the Lamy 2000 Bauhaus

In November 2016 I bought a Lamy 2000, with medium nib, on sale at WH Smith. I think it cost me £90, which seemed like a lot at the time. That pen is still with me today. It has seen heavy use, although less now that I have 30 other pens -- some ten times … Continue reading Should I have stopped buying pens in November 2016? Thoughts on the Lamy 2000 Bauhaus

Going against the grain: Leonard Slattery Pens “A Haon”

Until a few weeks ago I'd not heard of Leonard Slattery Pens, but I'm glad I stumbled across his work. Leonard's a craftsman based in Ireland creating wooden pens in unusual designs. Wooden pens are not that common anyway (Graf, Ryan Krusac, Desiderata...?), but here the sections are wooden too. Wood is a uniquely tactile … Continue reading Going against the grain: Leonard Slattery Pens “A Haon”